Common Name(s) Water gum (United Kingdom); Water gum (United States of America); Obar (Sabah); Obar (Sarawak); Meralu (Indonesia); Thabye (Myanmar); Plong (Cambodia); Nir-naval (Indonesia); Jaman (Indonesia); Jambu (Indonesia); Black kelat (Malaysia); Common kelat (Malaysia); Chomphu (Thailand); Jamun (Indonesia); Tram (Vietnam); Plong (Vietnam); Tram (Cambodia); Echter jaman (Germany); Jaman (India); Makasim (Philippines); Water gum (Papua New Guinea), Yasiyasi (Fiji)
Scientific Name: Syzygium Spp.
Distribution: Southeast Asia and Oceania
Janka Hardness: 1280
Color/Appearance: The heartwood is pale brown to purplish brown color, with a purplish tinge. The sapwood is paler in color.
Grain/Texture: The direction of the fiber is variable, wavy, interlocked or irregular grain is found. Texture is usually fine to medium.
Workability: It is easy to resaw and cross-cut. Planing is easy and finish and polishes well.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Flooring, Heavy carpentry, Tool handles (resilient woods), Musical instruments, Interior joinery, Vehicle or container flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Ship building (planking and deck)